NHBB Astro Division | Laconia, NH  USA

A preferred supplier of R&S bearing solutions to leading companies in the aerospace and defense industries.

Products and Solutions

The Astro Division manufactures customized R&S products and next-up assemblies for a diverse range of airframe, engine, landing gear, and rotor applications. Within MinebeaMitsumi's group of aerospace companies, Astro is a center of excellence for engine, landing gear, and rotorcraft products.

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Next-Up Assemblies & Complex Bearings

Mechanical sub-assemblies containing spherical, rod end, sleeve, loader slot, or a combination of bearings.

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Self-Lubricating Liner Technologies

Wide-ranging solutions providing reduce wear, improved life, superior corrosion resistance, machineability, and high-temperature performance.

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Rod End Bearings

Metal-to-metal and self-lubricating PTFE-lined solutions in bore sizes up to 1.25 inches (31.75mm).

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Spherical Bearings

Metal-to-metal and self-lubricating PTFE-lined solutions in bore sizes up to 3.00 inches (76.20mm).

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Loader Slot Bearings

Spherical and two-piece rod end bearings in bore sizes up to 1.00 inches (25.40mm).

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Sleeve Bearings

Self-lubricating PTFE-lined solutions in bore sizes up to 20.00 inches (508mm).

Bearing Customization and New Product Development

A majority of the solutions Astro manufactures are highly-engineered custom solutions designed to address specific installation and performance requirements. We customize bearings to work outside the standard spectrum of load, temperature, fatigue resistance, and angular misalignment. If you are designing an aero engine, landing gear, rotor assembly, and any other aircraft subsystem, our product engineers can assist you with bearing selection, design, and engineering. For heightened performance challenges, our applications engineering department may involve the New Product Development Center to identify and develop a unique solution. 

How can we help?

Connect with an NHBB product specialist to learn more about the products and solutions offered by NHBB Astro Division.

Manufacturing Excellence and Quality Control

A strong commitment to customer satisfaction and deep-rooted continuous improvement culture is what moves Astro forward.  The division has adopted advanced systems for planning and process control, which enable it to satisfy unique production requirements. 

With numerous industry and customer quality certifications and Nadcap accreditations to its name, Astro demonstrates a longstanding commitment to delivering quality products that consistently meet application requirements and exceed customers' expectations.

Quality Certifications

Other Approvals

Boeing D6 - 82479
Boeing Quality Management System
Requirements for Suppliers

Managing Our Environmental Impacts

The Astro Division shares the same commitment to environmental protection as NHBB's other divisions and MinebeaMitsumi Inc. Astro routinely evaluates and improves its business practices to ensure they are ecologically sound. It holds an ISO 14001:2015 certification, which shows that Astro has developed the capability to identify and control the environmental impacts of its business activities and continually improve its environmental performance.

Our Address

NHBB Astro Division
155 Lexington Dr.
Laconia, NH 03246

Careers at NHBB Astro Division

We are always on the lookout for outstanding individuals with a strong work ethic, creative spirit and positive attitude.
If you have what it takes to be successful, we want to hear from you.